Rugby Australia transfer France Check

Australia’s sequence opening take a look at in opposition to France will likely be postponed from Sydney on account of a COVID-19 lockdown within the nation’s largest metropolis, Rugby Australia (RA) mentioned on Saturday.

The authorities of the state of New South Wales, whose capital is Sydney, introduced a two-week powerful lockdown in and across the metropolis to manage a quickly spreading outbreak.

Australia was on account of play the French on July seventh on the Sydney Cricket Floor however is now contemplating different choices, an RA spokesman mentioned. These embody Newcastle and Brisbane, the place the third and last take a look at will happen on July seventeenth, Australian media reported.

The second take a look at will happen in Melbourne on July thirteenth.

Australia’s main winter sports activities leagues have additionally confronted disruptions.

The Nationwide Rugby League, which incorporates 9 groups from Sydney, is prone to reschedule championship video games exterior of city for the following two weeks.

The Australian Soccer League moved the Sydney Swans’ recreation in opposition to the West Coast Eagles to Geelong on July 4th, whereas Better Western Sydney will keep in Melbourne for a second straight week to play in opposition to the Melbourne Demons on July third.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Modifying by William Mallard)

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